A SCHOOLGIRL and woman in her 30s were knifed at home yesterday and remain in hospital, as police have charged a man with attempted murder.
The unnamed victims suffered stab wounds and head injuries during an attack at a property in Sheffield early on Tuesday morning.
Emergency services rushed to an address at 12.04am in the middle of the night.
A girl, only 13 years old, and a 35-year-old woman were discovered with the knife-wounds.
Both were taken to hospital where they luckily remain in non-life threatening conditions.
Today South Yorkshire Police have charged a man in connection with the domestic incident.
Marcus Hamlin is facing two counts of attempted murder following the attack.
The 30-year-old lives at an address in Sheffield just minutes walk from the scene of the crime.
Hamlin has been remanded in custody until a court date is given.
Officers are still keen to speak to any witnesses, in particular a person who was seen driving a dark coloured car along Harborough Way at the time of the incident, as they may hold vital information to help ongoing enquiries.
If you have any information, please contact us via live chat, our online portal or by calling 101, quoting incident number 4 of 30 August 2022. You can access the online portal and live chat here: www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/
Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.
HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.